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Thinking about Journalism with Superman
Unformatted Document Text:  Thinking about Journalism with Superman 23 Bruce Scivally, Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008), 80. The 2006 movie Superman Returns similarly employed Christian imagery; see Jake Rossen, Superman vs. Hollywood (Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2008), 294. See also Edward Mehok, “St. Clark of Krypton,” in Superman at Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley and Gary Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 123-29; John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett, The Myth of the American Superhero (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2002), 6-7. 8 See Patrick L. Eagan, “A Flag with a Human Face,” in Superman at Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley and Gary Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 88-89; Bukatman, Matters of Gravity, 196-202; Aldo Regalado, “Modernity, Race, and the American Superhero,” in Comics as Philosophy, ed. Jeff McLaughlin (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005), 90-91. 9 See Gershon Legman, “From Love and Death: A Study in Censorship,” in Arguing Comics, ed. Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004), 112-21; Marshall McLuhan, “From The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man,” in Arguing Comics, ed. Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004), 104-6; Fredric Wertham, Seduction of the Innocent (New York: Rinehart, 1954); Thomas Andrae, “From Menace to Messiah: The History and Historicity of Superman,” in American Media and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives, ed. Donald Lazere (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987), 124-38; Jewett and Lawrence, The American Monomyth. 10 Paulette Kilmer, “The Shared Mission of Journalists and Comic Book Heroes: Saving the Day,” The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Journal, 2 (2010): 86-107; online at http://ijpc.uscannenberg.org/journal/index.php/ijpcjournal/article/view/20/30 . 11 Katherine Ann (Beck) Foss, “`It‟s a Bird…It‟s a Plane…It‟s a Journalist?‟: A Framing Analysis of the Representation of Journalists and the Press in Comic Book Films,” M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota, 2004, online at http://ijpc.org/uploads/files/Journalists%20and%20the%20Press%20in%20Comic%20Book%20Films%20- %20Katherine%20Foss%20thesis%20Minnesota.pdf . See also Brian McNair, Journalists in Film (Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), 237-38. 12 For exceptions, see Loren Ghiglione, The American Journalist: Paradox of the Press (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1990); Tom Brislin, “EXTRA! The Comic Book Journalist Survives the Censors of 1955,” Journalism History 21.3 (Autumn 1995): 122-30; Bill Knight, “Comic Book Journalists Beyond Clark Kent,” The

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Thinking about Journalism with Superman 23 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                             
Bruce Scivally, Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008), 80. The 
2006 movie Superman Returns similarly employed Christian imagery; see Jake Rossen, Superman vs. Hollywood 
(Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2008), 294. See also Edward Mehok, “St. Clark of Krypton,” in Superman at 
Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley and Gary Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 123-29; John Shelton Lawrence and 
Robert Jewett, The Myth of the American Superhero (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2002), 6-7. 
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 See Patrick L. Eagan, “A Flag with a Human Face,” in Superman at Fifty!, ed. Dennis Dooley and Gary 
Engle (Cleveland, Oh.: Octavia, 1987), 88-89; Bukatman, Matters of Gravity, 196-202; Aldo Regalado, “Modernity, 
Race, and the American Superhero,” in Comics as Philosophy, ed. Jeff McLaughlin (Jackson: University Press of 
Mississippi, 2005), 90-91. 
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 See Gershon Legman, “From Love and Death: A Study in Censorship,” in Arguing Comics, ed. Jeet Heer 
and Kent Worcester (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004), 112-21; Marshall McLuhan, “From The 
Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man,” in Arguing Comics, ed. Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester (Jackson: 
University Press of Mississippi, 2004), 104-6; Fredric Wertham, Seduction of the Innocent (New York: Rinehart, 
1954); Thomas Andrae, “From Menace to Messiah: The History and Historicity of Superman,” in American Media 
and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives, ed. Donald Lazere (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987), 124-38; 
Jewett and Lawrence, The American Monomyth
10
 Paulette Kilmer, “The Shared Mission of Journalists and Comic Book Heroes: Saving the Day,” The 
Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Journal, 2 (2010): 86-107; online at 
 
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Katherine Ann (Beck) Foss, “`It‟s a Bird…It‟s a Plane…It‟s a Journalist?‟: A Framing Analysis of the 
Representation of Journalists and the Press in Comic Book Films,” M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota, 2004,  
online at 
See also Brian McNair, Journalists in Film (Edinburgh, 
Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), 237-38. 
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 For exceptions, see Loren Ghiglione, The American Journalist: Paradox of the Press (Washington, D.C.: 
Library of Congress, 1990); Tom Brislin, “EXTRA! The Comic Book Journalist Survives the Censors of 1955,” 
Journalism History 21.3 (Autumn 1995): 122-30; Bill Knight, “Comic Book Journalists Beyond Clark Kent,” The 


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